Italy coach Marcello Lippi has recalled Christian Vieri to his squad for next week’s friendly international against Germany.

Roma’s Simone Perrotta has also been given a recall. There was also room for one newcomer, Fiorentina’s 23-year-old left back Manuel Pasqual.

However, there was disappointment for Filippo Inzaghi and Antonio Cassano – both of whom were both overlooked.

Italy Squad:
Buffon (Juventus), Amelia (Livorno), De Sanctis (Udinese), Barzagli (Palermo), Cannavaro (Juventus), Grosso (Palermo), Materazzi (Inter), Nesta (Milan), Oddo (Lazio), Pasqual (Fiorentina), Zaccardo (Palermo), Barone (Palermo), Camoranesi (Juventus), De Rossi (Roma), Diana (Sampdoria), Gattuso (Milan), Perrotta (Roma), Pirlo (Milan), Del Piero (Juventus), Gilardino (Milan), Iaquinta (Udinese), Toni (Fiorentina), Vieri (Monaco).

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